Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2021, 5:46 PM

L.A. County Landlords Lose Appeal Over City Eviction Moratorium

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

A Los Angeles landlord group lost its bid to stop the city from enforcing key provisions of the eviction moratorium it imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a Ninth Circuit ruling on Wednesday.

The Apartment Association of Los Angeles County didn’t show a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said, affirming a lower court decision denying the landlords’ request for a preliminary injunction.

Even if the moratorium significantly interferes with the landlords’ ability to enforce their leases, the city “fairly tied” the moratorium to its interest in ...

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